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A's to host 50th Anniversary Game on Tuesday, April 17

Team celebrating 50th anniversary season with free game for fans

OAKLAND, Calif. -- To commemorate the A's half-century in Oakland, the team is hosting a free admission game for fans on April 17, 2018 - exactly 50 years after the A's inaugural game at the Coliseum.  

Lew Krausse, who was the A's starting pitcher during the inaugural game in Oakland in 1968, will throw out the ceremonial first pitch ahead of the 7:05 p.m. game versus the Chicago White Sox. Both teams will wear throwback 1968 jerseys for the game. 

OAKLAND, Calif. -- To commemorate the A's half-century in Oakland, the team is hosting a free admission game for fans on April 17, 2018 - exactly 50 years after the A's inaugural game at the Coliseum.  

Lew Krausse, who was the A's starting pitcher during the inaugural game in Oakland in 1968, will throw out the ceremonial first pitch ahead of the 7:05 p.m. game versus the Chicago White Sox. Both teams will wear throwback 1968 jerseys for the game. 

Coliseum parking will open at noon and be free to fans. As with all games, fans are encouraged to use public transit to travel to the Coliseum. Capitol Corridor will offer a special late service, Train 550, departing from the Coliseum at 10:30 p.m. 

Beginning at 3:30 p.m., Season Ticket Members can enter the ballpark through C Gate, D Gate, and the Season Ticket Member Entrance. All gates will open for fans at 4:30 p.m., and 35,000 fans will receive a 50th anniversary tote bag, courtesy of MLB Network. 

Seating for the 50th anniversary game is general admission on a first-come, first-served basis. Fans are asked not to save seats. All seats in Sections 106 to 128 will be reserved for Season Ticket Members until the game begins. 

All concession stands throughout the Coliseum will be open for the game. The Coliseum Team Stores will feature a 1968 Oakland T-shirt, as well as a limited number of authentic throwback 1968 jerseys and caps. Concession and merchandise items are available for purchase at their regular prices.

All tickets for the 50th anniversary game have already been distributed; there will be no tickets available the day of the game. For more information on the 50th anniversary game, please visit athletics.com/50.

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